Honoring the IYPT

This message is being sent on behalf of ACS President Bonnie Charpentier

I am reaching out to inform you about an opportunity your local section can be involved with to help celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT).

Included is a draft resolution recognizing IYPT that you can send to your state elected officials asking that they consider adopting it as a way to show their support. As you may have read in C&EN, one of my presidential goals for 2019 is to encourage more ACS members to get involved with advocacy on behalf of chemistry, in particular at the state level.

This is a unique opportunity to not only celebrate chemistry and its contributions to society but more importantly, to introduce the ACS and its members to state policymakers who influence the chemistry enterprise in numerous ways.

Through the great work of ACS and Board member Dr. Ingrid Montes, we have already successfully obtained our first resolution celebrating IYPT at the local level in Puerto Rico.

Now you and your local section members have the opportunity to reach out to your elected officials to ask that they also adopt an IYPT resolution. Reaching out to your state elected officials is easy. ACS staff in External Affairs & Communications (EAC) have created an Advocacy Toolkit that provides tips, guidance and resources to make your contact with elected officials as easy as possible, including the “Find your Legislators” source.

Please let us know if this opportunity is of interest and if you plan to make a request. The ACS EAC team stands ready to help guide you through the process, including helping identify your state elected officials. You can contact the team by emailing [email protected].


Bonnie Charpentier